A recent explosion of color in architecture - the bold, emphatic, and unapologetic use of any hue of the rainbow as augmentation - was part of the inspiration for Chromazone at The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The exhibition explores pragmatic, functional, and suggestive uses of color in contemporary projects, including ones by MVRDV, Caruso St John, Sauerbruch Hutton, and Valerio Olgiati. Photographs, drawings, and fragments of building material and cladding drawn from the collections of the V&A and the Royal Institute of British Architects dating from the 18th century through the present day compliment the projects and provide context and continuity for the use of color in architecture.
Chromazone: colour in contemporary architecture
17 November 2012 - 19 May 2013
The Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL